Thomas Chow Architects Limited

Thomas Chow Architects Limited (TCA) is an experienced and enthusiastic Professional Architects firm in Hong Kong. They are on the HKSAR Government AACSB Consultancy List 1 with a professional team of Registered Architects and Authorized Persons, who pursue architectural excellence through our extensive experience on both design and construction implementation with holistic and user-centric design approach.

 

TCA has delivered quality projects receiving high commendation form the industry and users. Their office has won 3 times of the HKIA Annual Award Medal of the Year, including the Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division and the Diocesan Boys’ School Sports and Dormitory Complex, which had been awarded the HKIA Medal of the Year 2004 and 2007 respectively. Their recent completed project, The Mills at Tsuen Wan, is also awarded with the HKIA Medal of the Year 2018/19.

Key Features


In TCA, most of their staff were professional trained to execute BIM from design implementation, technical details development to construction stage. Together with the steering team leader, the team provides central support to the construction programme. These practice not only builds up our in-house BIM expertise but also accelerates skill development within the our office.

 

MiC strategy can be handled by adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) in effective manner. In the early designs stage, the modular element can be identified in the BIM model which can test different options to optimise the design. Their team has a growing experience of MiC projects.

Signature Projects

Courtesy of TCA

Ying Wa Module Community

Ying Wa Street, Sham Shui Po

Client:  Society for Community Organization (SoCO)
Project Role: Authorized Person & Lead Consultant / Architect
Type of Modules: Concrete
Number of Storeys:  4
Number of Modules: 196
Number of Units: 140
Project Period:  Q1 2021 - Q1 2022
MiC Parts: Residential builings in MiC with separate E&M annex blocks in-situ.
Other Project Features: 

The Ying Wa Street Modular Housing project is a low rise development. With it setting regarding to its surrounding environmental, creating a quiet and cozy neighborhood for the transitional housing.

 

The building is divided into 2 blocks, due to its site constraint on the drainage reserve area, yet this provide an opportunities to create it unique character on its setting out, orientation and relationship with the neighbor. A landscaped inter-generation playground space such as urban farming, exercise play hub, etc will encourage social interaction among the residents and neighborhood.

 

They also provide common facilities, such as the recreation room, podium terraces at 2/F, and the outdoor plazas and backyards, for the enjoyment of the residents.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

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Yau Ma Hom Module Community

The Junction of Yau Ma Hom Road and Cheung Wing Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories

Client:  Society for Community Organization (SoCO)
Project Role: Authorized Person & Lead Consultant / Architect
CFA & GFA: 5,520 m2
Number of Storeys:  4
Number of Modules: 272
Number of Units: 200
Project Period:  Q1 2021 - Q1 2023
MiC Parts: Residential builings in MiC with separate E&M annex blocks in-situ.
Other Project Features: 

The Yau Ma Hom site is located adjacent to a heavy-trafficked Cheung Wing Road. A buffer area is create between the road and the residential area to mitigate the noise and air impact. 

 

Despite it unfavorable ground condition, our team have put our effort to ensure its cost effective design with ease of construction. Our design has minimize the needs on ELS with innovation design on its foundation design. With challenges turned into design opportunities, an ample mount of open space have been provided for recreational purposes. It is not only beneficial to the community’s well-being, but also allowing space for on-site construction work. In addition, linear site with lush green slope at the back have orientated the building such that window opening facing the natural greenery is maximized.

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Last Updated: 29.12.2021 11:24:04

2021 Policy Address

2021 Policy Address and MiC

The Chief Executive issues the 2021 Policy Address on October 7, 2021. It mentions the government will continue to implement “Construction 2.0” so as to uplift the productivity and skill level of the sector. Wider use of I&T and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) will also be promoted to shorten construction time, reduce manpower and enhance safety in construction sites. Moreover, in order to increase and speed up the housing supply, the HKHA and the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) will adopt the MiC and other innovative construction technology more widely. The HKHA will also adopt a new procurement model to suitable projects to allow contractors to undertake design and construction in a bundle. It is hoped that these measures can further optimise and speed up the construction process.

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